Online Research Sources


If you are accessing these from home, you may need passwords available in the library. If you are looking after hours, email or send a text through Teams to Ms. Baker.



Check out Jared Qwustenuxun Williams from “The Discourse”  or “IndigiNews” for a local Indigenous perspective

Mill Bay Malahat Historical Society has some great online quizzes and local history information. The Heritage Museum has some short interviews with local pioneering family members and role-playing videos that explain our history as well.

Read the paper’s e-edition here.

Want to look at a historical version of The Province, Vancouver Sun, or Times Colonist? Check this one out!

Version 9British Columbia’s leading general reference site – a number of major Pacific Northwest resources, a series of guides on natural history, new user interface pages targeted at teachers and student users and public and academic library users.


We invite you to bear witness to the stories of survivors of Canada’s residential school system through the Witness Blanket, a large-scale artwork is all things CBC!! We have a paid subscription with access to Marketplace episodes, current news videos and documentaries, and much more.

CBC1CBC Digital Archives has an extensive amount of content from Radio and Television, covering a wide range of topics.

All the data and charts you will ever need for Canadian trends!

This is a free encyclopedia that includes the complete text of the Canadian Encyclopedia in English and French and the Junior Encyclopedia of Canada in English.

Connected to this is a series of one minute-long videos on different historical moments.

Looking for visual Canadian content? NFB is it.

Canadian Museum of History – check out the virtual museum of New France or visit the Canadian War Museum and check out their Museum at Home resources

PBS has a Canada Files section interviewing famous Canadians. Navigate to the larger site from here too


Gale is current, authoritative, media-rich information —  Engaging, topical databases
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world-book-online-logoWorld Book Online is a suite of online research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related websites.

Nasa Headquarter’s Library has information on everything to do with aeronautics and more!

National Geographic magazine can be found in the library but check out their online site. Teachers can login with a staff account.

ted-talks-logoTED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). As well, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.

Limited selection of educational documentary films

Still need to watch for bias here, but it is a comprehensive site with many valuable independent documentaries on the trending topics of the day

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Focused Ed Resources – The Digital Classroom complete list

Interested in open source journalism? Check out Bellingcat which is gaining international traction

Research Skills Virtual Escape